British Council Researcher Links gives early career researchers across selected partner countries the opportunity to form international connections through fully funded workshops and travel grants.Since the launch in 2013, thousands of researchers from across the various countries have benefited from Researcher Links.
Furthermore, a shared research interest can help to build trust and relationships between people from very different backgrounds and cultures.
In response to this, and taking advantage of its position as an intercultural relations organisation with global expertise in higher education, the British Council launched the British Council Researcher Links initiative, in partnership with various research and higher education organisations from around the world.
British Council Researcher Links is also being run under the Newton Fund.
Researcher links consists of workshops and travel grants, both with a focus on early career researchers – find out more from the expandable links below.
This element of Researcher Links is designed to provide financial support for early career researchers to spend up to three months in any partner country participating in the Researcher Links initiative with a view to enhancing and strengthening links for future collaboration, building research capacity in developing economies, and enhancing the researchers’ career opportunities.
More information This element of Researcher Links is designed to provide financial support to bring together a UK/partner country bilateral cohort of early career researchers to take part in a workshop focusing on building links for future collaboration and enhancing the researchers’ career opportunities.
More information Workshops Leading Researchers should apply to be workshop coordinators and propose a theme for the workshop using the application form.
We are now taking applications for Researcher Links Workshop and Travel Grants. To keep up to date with all funding calls, including Researcher Links, please subscribe to the Euraxess UK newsletter on this page.
In 2015 we funded a total 101 workshops and 57 travel grants, ensuring that more than 2,500 early career researchers had the opportunity to form international connections.